Barcodes – Validation vs Verification in GS1

When talking about ensuring barcodes are correct, many people use the words validation and verification as though they are interchangeable – this is something that is not correct. Many companies that should know better promote their barcode reading systems as verifying barcodes when they are actually validating. Validating and verifying a barcode are two separate […]

Labeling Solutions for E-Commerce

These days just about every brand is involved in e-commerce, whether it is selling online directly to end users, via retailers online sites or through Amazon’s “Fulfillment by Amazon” (FBA) program. It is estimated that for 2018 US total e-commerce sales will be over $400bn, growing to over $650bn by 2020 (source: PMMI). At the […]

Lean Manufacturing Solution for Stickpacks

Lean manufacturing, late-stage customization, agile manufacturing, digitalization – whatever you might wish to call it, ProMach’s printing and packaging solution for stickpacks and sachets is a way to reduce costs while improving flexibility and allowing your packaging to be part of your digital workflow. The components of this system are both from ProMach’s portfolio of product brands – Genesis […]

Laser Coding for Cans

For many years, the most common technique to add variable information, such as date and lot codes, serialization codes, to metal cans has been continuous inkjet printing. More recently, developments in fiber laser coding technology have allowed this modern, clean markings technique to be used for a wide range of application, including coding on steel […]

Is it Time to Replace Your Old CIJ Printer?

It often amazes me just how many of the original Citronix inkjet printers are still in use doing a good job for their owners. It is generally considered that the lifespan of this type of printer is in the region of 5 to 7 years. There are however many printers still working well that are […]

New ClearMark™ TIJ Printer

Thermal Inkjet (TIJ)  technology from HP has been around for some time, but new developments in the hardware, software and in the types of ink that are available have made TIJ a viable option for a much wider range of product coding applications.   ID Technology’s new ClearMark TIJ printer is designed to take advantage […]

Welcome to ProMach FLtecnics

ProMach has had a relationship with FLtecnics for about four years and . it is great to see the company is now a part of our team. FLtecnics is based in Girona, Spain and manufactures a range of horizontal pouch equipment, making it a perfect fit in our Flexibles Business Line. Our colleagues at Matrix have […]

Labeler for Tapered and Round Containers

It seems to me that every time I work our booth at a trade show, the same thing happens. A visitor walks onto the booth, delves into a tote bag and brings out a plastic tapered container – the kind used for spreads, olives, etc. “Can you label this?” is the question. While the answer is […]

Semi-Automatic Labeling for Wine Packaging

It is quite common for wine packaging to need front and back labels to be placed on the bottles. For products with reasonably large production, this is not a problem because a labeling machine (such as our Modular Plus) can be built into the packaging line. For small wineries, or for larger companies with some […]

Integrated Labeling/Case Sealing Solution

Let’s face it, there is never enough room in the packaging area to add equipment to the lines. That’s why ID Technology has designed an integrated case sealing – print apply system that takes up just 7 feet of precious line length.   The 252CTL system uses the ID Technology 252 printer applicator system interfaced […]